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! = The Union Uuly iimes !, i t , rRBSS ,, I ' 11 |, I M !. , '. I . .*. :: daily except Sunday E.uMi?h?d in 1850?Coot**,dtotwtflfaqattrTLbmOci, i?ndaily except Sunday I 1 in i . in ? i .i J 11 4*4 Vol. LXXII No" 1400 ' ' ~ Ua^ionT S. C., Friday Aft^rnj^a^pvirt If* 1822 3c Per Copy STONE SEES LITTLE I SETTLEMENT ( New York, Aug. 18 (By the Associated Press).?Warren Stone, head cf the engineers, leaving the conference between the brotherhood men and executives expressed a belief that no definite agreement for a settlement of shcp crafts strike will be rqaohod today. He said whatever plans they U 1 ? i uu nit?e uuen retarren by both aides to their constituents. Washington, Aug. 18.?President Harding was told by Senator Watson, Republican, of Indiana, one of his rail advisers, that long distance conversations with the brotherhood chiefs and representatives of the rail executives in New York disclosed that both sides were hopeful of settling the strike today. New York, Aug. 37 (By the Associated Press).?Railway executives and brotherhood chiefs today wrestled with the problem of settling the shopmen's strike and then adjourned until tomorrow without scoring a fall. Tomorrow, while President Harding is expected to appear before congress with a message on the rail situation, the conferees will reassemi>i? ? -? ?* * " v m uii. t-iiui b li> come to grips on the slippery question of seniority. Today was a day of conferences~ conferences this morning among brotherhood chiefs, this afternoon between brotherhood chiefs and executives, this evening between brotherhood chiefs and officials of the striking shop crafts. The first gathering, over which Warren S. Stone, head of the Brother > hood of Locomotive Engineers, presided, was called for the ostensible purpose of framing a concrete program to be submitted to the executives a4 the main conference in the afternoon. The brotherhood men, who made It / '" plain that their position in the drama >" which was absorbing the attention of the nation was solely that of mediators, went into the afternoon parley ?'4 : at- the headquarters of the Association of Railway Executives without breathing a word of the proposals for But if the train-service men were silent, representatives of the striking shop crafts, massed ip an uptown hotel to await the result of the conference, made it plain that they did not believe any proposal would be made by the running trades which would include a sacrifice of their seniority rights. Whjle representatives of the strikers would not permit themselves to be quoted, they indicated that they would stand firm as ever on the proposition that they must b<: j taken hark with t.hnii- ?nniofit?, v??mL_i ing unimpaired. A committee, representing the executives, headed by T. Dewitt Cuyler, j chairman of their organization, lunch-1 ed together and then repaired to the conference chamber where they awaited the arrival of the meditors At 2 o'clock the doors closed and the conference was on. Two hints of what had trans p. redJ escaped during the afternoon. First, the executives sent for file's containing decisions of the railroad labor board in which the government body, in rulings bearing on other, strikes, had directed that strikers | should forfeit their seniority rights.! This was taken to indicate that the' troublesome question of seniority, which had figured so prominently in the two efforts by President Harding to end the strike, had bobbed up again. The second hint was obtained from Julius W. Kruttschnitt, chairman of the board of the Southern Pacifis, who leaving the conference shortly before it adjourned, indicated that little progress had been made. The official story of the parley was contained in a communique issued by Mr. Cuyler after the meeting had broken up. It follows: "A discussion of the present railroad situation, so far as it relates to the shop crafts' strike, took place. The questions involved were discussed with the honest desire to arrive at a solution of the problem if possible. No definite conclusion was arrived at and the conference adjourned until to morrow morning." Upon leaving their conference with the executives the brotherhood men hasteined to their hotel up town to discuss the day's developments with the heads of the 16 other unions. As silent as when he entered the conference chamber, Mr. Stone declined to discus'"- whaf hnd transpired. Bert M. Jewell, head of the railwu / employees' division of the American Federation of Labor, who ai*rived her? this morning to be on hand if he wa.< wanted, was equally reticent on the day's parley. He did state, however that although he had not conferred with labor men who had attended the down town meeting, he believed the gathering had worked toward a satisfactory solution. Meanwhile he asked newspaper men not to speculate on issues under discussion, but to await some concrete action. g,.;,' ' I \ IOPE FOR IF RAILROAD STRIKE CALLS ON CANDLER FOR BIG FEE Atlanta, Ga? Aug. 17,?August Dreyer, I^ew York lawyer and th atrical man, whose name appears as a witness on a letter which Walter P. Candler received from Clyde K. 15 field after the men had their fight in Mrs. Byfield's stateroom aboard tiie steamship Berengaria, July 15, called Mr. Candler on the telephone and demanded a $5,000 fee for his services in the case, according to a statement from Mr. Candler publshed in a late edition of the Atlanta Journal today. | The letter purported to withdraw charges made aganst Mr. Candler by Mr. Byfield in connection with the incident in the state room. Reuben R. Arnold, chief counsel for , Candler in his suit to prevent Byfieid from realizing on the $20,500 note given him and in his defense against Mr. By field's $100,000 damage suit, asserted that the purported demand would be investigated and that should Dreyer be summoned to Atlanta as a witness in the suit steps might be taken regarding it. "Dreyer knew -nothing whatever about the incident between Byfielu and myself," said a statement issued by the Atlanta banker, "as he was not there, and neither heard r.or saw any part of it. "Dreyer was introduced to me as ' his friend by one of the three gamblers mentioned in my petition, who frequented the ship. He went with ' the party to Paris and made himself generally officious, and was the witness to Byfield's statement. Dreyer claimed to be a lawyer and made a demand on me of $5,000 before leaving . Paris, which I did not pay. "Dreyer called me over the telephone in Atlanta yesterday, and demanded to know whether I was going to pqy him. I told him I owed him nothing and agreed.to.pay him nothing. He *?inK to talk any longer over the phone ar.d ; 1 hung up the phone." Mrs. Byfield, who asserted in her damage suit that she was made seriously ill by an alleged attack by Candler, was reported to be somewhat improved today. Baseball Saturday There will be an exciting game of Lascbull at the City park Saturday afternoon, August 19th, when the Mollohon Mill from Newberry will go lip against the Union Mill team. Mollohon Mill has been playing some real baseball this season. The fans that have been reading the baseball news from day to day will know that they linvn ii rppfiivl Ihnt isi Vmr/1 tn Knot Lust week they played some fast teams, including Laurens, and they defeated them in an 11-inning game, winning with the score of 3 to 2, also defeated "Andy" Bowens' team, 5 to 0, and several more we could mention that are just as good or better. The people hei*e know that the Union Mill team has been playing some good games and it is our belief that if you fail to see this game Saturday you will miss a good game. Game called promptly at 4 p. m. Drawing Jury For Contempt Case Lynchburg, Va., Aug. 18.?Judge McDowell examined 22 veniremen to(1 n\r nrnnurotAru fnr tKo trial nf nnc_ sible contempt cases arising from the injunction of strike employes of the Chesapeake, Ohio and Virginia railroads. Georgia General Assembly Adjourned This Morning Atlanta, Aug. 18.?The 1922 session of Georgia general assembly ended at 5 o'clock this morning after an all-night sitting punctuated wtih a stormy donate. many dims oi more or less importance were crowded but. The final session appropriated $2,451,000 for Confederate pensions for the next fiscal year, and wiped out the present distinction between the old and new pensioners. The good roads bond issue for $9,000,000 to match the federal appropriation was killed by the house. A bill providing for biennial sessions of the legislature was aiso killed by the senate. Notice The campaign meeting for Monarch Mills, scheduled for 3 p. m. tomorrow, has been postponed until 7 p. m. Mrs. Will Rodgers*of Easley, after visiting in the city for several days, returned to her home this morning. She was accompanied by her son, Dr. Marvin Rodgers, of the Peoples Drug Store. ALL PET AT SPENCER SHOPS Salisbury, N. C., Aug. 17*?Governor Morrison will not order troops to Spencer now, in connection with the strike in the Southern railway shops, he announced late today after confer* ences lasting nearly lour hours with Sheriff Krider and special guards, railway attorneys, President J. M. Ellis.of the North Carolinu Federation of l?bor, and the strike committee. Future actiun wiU depend upon later developments, he said, The labor leathers promised to make every effort to maintain order. President Ellis announced he would address a meeting of the striking craftsmen tomorrow, putting before them the gov ernors decision. The governor had been urged yesterday by Sheriff Krider to send troops to Spencer. Governor Morrison, who arrived here from Blowing Rock early this afternoon, expressed the hope that the use of troops would not be necessary. Rough handling of a negro woman said to have been trying to enter the shops and firing of a gun to "frighten" her brother, who came to her rescue, constituted the only disturbance reported for last night, which was marked by a downpour of more than seven inches of rainfall. Officials reported, however, that the powder house was broken open and all dynamite caps stored tliere stolen during the night. Quiet reigned around the shops today with from two to 12 strikers doing picket duty at each of thn gates, armed with sticks of large walking cane size. "If they respect the law, I do not intend to send troops, but I do propose to have the law of the state upheld," said Governor Morrison, folr I iwxr ir>rr Vtia aAnlnronsaa he had put it up to the union officials to maintain order among their members and that they had promised to do everything in their power to preserve order and obedience to law. TW$ov*rnor said he had requested those who asked him to send 'wvicias*' ?tij I raan^Tw said, from reports made to him, that recent actions of the picketing strikers justified him in sending troops to the scene, but that he was not disposed to "go backward" and would hold orders for the movement of military forces in abeyance pending future developments. Explaining why he had made no arrests in connection with assaults and other disorders which he charged had occurred in connection with picketing of the Spencer shops, Sheriff Krider, of Rowan county, said late today that he had been requested by Southern railway officials not to make any arrests as long as he could avoid it, because they feared that an arrest would result immediately in an outbreak of strikers or their sympathizers beyond the control of the authorities. The strike committee issued a signed statement this afternoon positively denying reports published in morning newspapers that men had been beaten. The statement declared that no disorders have occurred. A denial that disorders have occurred also was telegraphed to Attorney General Daugherty by Rev. Thos P. Jimison, pastor of a Spencer church and for mer chaplain of the North Carolina federation of labor. It was signed by Mayor Protem Stoudenmier, members of the city council and other Spencer citizens, and pointed out as an evidence of the absence of disorders that the local authorities have not had to make an arrest from the ranks of the strikers or their sympathizers. Forest Fires Raging In Minnesota Duluth, Aug. 18 (By the Associated Press).?A 15-mile northwesterly gale fanned the forest fires in Kelsey, Cotton and White Face district placing the three towns in a more precarious position than yesterday. All available men of Duluth tank corps were ordered to Kelsey for relief work. Duluth, Minn., Aug. 18 (By the Associated Press).?Fears that the death toll from the forest fires raging in northern Minnesota will go bevnnH t.hp renorted 19 whan additional advices were received from the flameswept areas are expected by scores of refugees who are arriving here hourly. American Tragedienne Die* of Heart Failure London, Aug. 18 (By the Associated Press).?Genevieve Ward, the famous American tragedienne, died of heart failure today at her home in Hampstead. Miss Neely James of Spartanburg is visiting at the home of Mrs. P. R Bobo. r? OPTIMISM Wfo I COAL COMMENCE Philadelphia, Aug. IT, ?CJptinnsm prevailed tonight anojitljl leaders cf the miners and fhife frjMilurs directly interested in> tMRhntracite coal situation sit- tha ^SdBrpsion of the fust session of thd jOGtt confettnee, which is expected ^.result in an early settlement of ttyjjy kferike and t rend 155.000 men, idle SBfljfc'April 1, In a joint statement out after the conference hadr3* idjourned ? until tomorrow. John L. IjQvini, president of the United Mine Workers, who headed the mine*** delegation, and Samuel D. Warriner, spokesman for the operators, said apparently was a "sincere determination ' on lx>th sides to effect an adjustment, "if at all possible," but that it wo? necessary that the union owinls and the operators hold conferences between themselves before further pro?.?<> K?. -J- ' -Hk?1 I 6iviij vuuiu uk Iiiauc w??ai'U an agreement. : The meeting was held In-^Ir. War- 1 1 iner's office, and was said, to have < been marked by the friendliest of i feeling. It was chiefly taken up by 1 preliminary discussion, defbiitc negotiations looking toward a settlement 1 of the difficulty being deferred until 1 tomorrow. ; At its conclusion botfc\ljfr. Wnrri. ner and Mr. Lewis apgaaffeo encouraged over the prospect^/ f peace. Neither, however, would tey what their intentions were, SW indicated t that they were anvioua to flee togeth f er their respective aides so as to be t able to go into tomorrow's confer- r ences with a definite prOgttlm. r Some persons in cl<u? teuch with s the situation predicted tiiutftan agree. s ment would be negotiated^ not later 8 than Saturday, and tlidflf the men \ would be back in the minftt a week t or ten* days later. rrj; j Dynamite on TtkvL Birmingham, Aug., 17*?dfc third at- c tempt tq dynamite thevtracks of the i LouiaviUe A ^Nashville jaf^o&d vast j were made yesterday, + a t Wif of- j ficials declared. ' t Apparently a novice'hras tesponsd- j ble for the deed, it was saifl, sa the charge was misplaced and ably, small , damage done the rail. Supt. W. E. j Smith of the local division received a \ report of the attempt thiB afternoon , and immediately sent railroad deteo- ( lives to investigate the matter. No ] arrests have been made. \ Explosions in Yards Roanoke, Va., Aug. 17.?Shortly i before midnight three explosions oc- 1 curred in the west end yards of the < Norfolk & &Western railway here. < Shortly after the third explosion five i pistol shots were heard. Several men, including thje yard * fcrew and workmen in the planing mill, narrowly escaped injury. Di-1 rectly around the corner from the | 1 first explosion a large number of men employed by the railroad were asleep in their quarters. Both city officers and railroad detectives are 1 conducting an investigation. No arrests have been made. PERSONAL MENTION Dr. J. L. Plaxico, Roland Hill, Miles Oi.^ 1 T rn fl fl !xL. -Xx? * omi in miu o. x. o. oiiuui are unending the county campaign meeting in Suntuck today. Perry Bobo of Rock Ilill is visiting in the city. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Cannon and daughter, Lillian Alice, of Atlanta, are visiting Mrs. R. C. Shands. Mrs. I^ewis Weeks and Mrs. W. B. Counts and son, Walter, Jr., are visiting relatives in the city. Mrs. Bobo Burnett of Spartanburg is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Young. A? . Mrs. L. G. Young Alton returned from a stay in the mountains of North Carolina. Mrs. S. C. Southard, Miss Carrie Southard and Mrs. John T. Scott were visitors to Union today. Mrs. W. H. Hope was a visitor to Spartanburg this week. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Spears have returned home from a delightful motor trip to Lake City, S. C. Miss Minnie C. Gist of Newberiy is visiting at the home of Capt. F. M Farr. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Catheart and baby of Spartanburg are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. C..Whisenant. Mjss Lena Bailey is visiting friends in Asheville, N. C. ^ IUUAI 3 tui ion MAKNLl Open Close October 22.04 21.66 December 22.07 21.64 January 21.88 21.45 March 21.90 21.48 May 21.92 21.48 Ix>ca] market 22c ' ** * ' M- . HARDING ADDRESSES' CONGRESS TODAY: Washington, Aug. 18 (By the Associated Press).?President Harding to-!1 iay told congress and the nation that (1 tie resolved to use all the power of the! government to maintain transportstion and sustain the right of men to work, addressing a joint session of, :he house and senate on the industrial, situation, lie declared the light 01 ( employees and employers ulike to eon- ( iuct their business must be recog-! lized. He deplored what he termed' i * warfare on labor unions. The President declared a national: nvostigation for constructive recommendations as to the conduct of the :oal industry is imperative and recommended the government commission )f fair wages in conditions of labor. He urged immediate legis'ation in establishing a national coal agency vith capital to purchase, sell and dis-1 ribute coal. Other recommendations were but niendments to transportation act ti nake the railroad lal>or board's de-; isions enforceable gainst, ca.rie s \nd employees alike and better p: ? ;ection for aliens. enginTovfs | EXCITING MCE' Rock Hill, Auk. 17.?Exciting imes in local railroad lirclcs todav ollowed a collision between a southtound freight and a local work train tear Carhartt station, four miles lorth of Rock Hill, when the engine ind caboose of the work train ran iway and dashed through Rock Hill it a speed of 40 miles an hour. A j ocal shifting crew in the city yards , ook after the runaway and captured j ( t, the iron monster, a couple of miles touth of the city. I Engineer Marvin Crouch, Columbia,!, li the freight, No. 53, jumped and , >roke a toe and suffered a cut on the toce. Fireman Miller was bruised l >!> the him. The engine turned over nfegfr?of wrecked flat cars of blocked traffic for was going north after dirt, the flats jetng ahead of the engine. The , ;raihs had seen each other approach-' j ng and wove slowing up. I The crew of the work train jumped 1 .i ,1 li:.: ' 1 ,i.. 1 I ti niv ouuision anu toe engine \va' mocked loose from the fcits ami i* started back to town, gathering speed ;t every turn of the drivers. Th? 'row tried to overtake it, but failed. Luckily the main line was open and ;he several grade crossings happenjd to be clear. It had a down grad > route after leaving Rock Hill and vas steadily gaining momentum when :he shifter overtook it and h a k d dose enough to it to allow a men.l).. if the crew to jump to the runawav and close the throttle. ? ? Cotton Seed Crushed in July i Washington, Aug. 18.?Cotton seed crushed the year ending Trly J'.l o 3,(101,441) tens; quantity 0:1 han.i ..t mills 13,880 Meeting of Executive Corrmittee of the Gypsy Smith Meeting The members of the ex < utive om_ mittee of the Gypsy Smith evan;; !istic campaign, together with the m nibers of the finance committee and the building committee are asked to meet at the rooms of the Young .Men' . I'm.; iness League this evening at 8:."0 o'clock. Matters of importance need immediate consideration. Ever} mem ber is urged to come. Edw S. Keav s, Chairman Executive Com. l.ane Smith Arrested j Winston-Salem, N. C., Aug. IT.? While working at his machine in a i cotton mill here today, Lane Smith' was arrested, charged with eonspir-j ing to deliver prisoners from the Yad-! kinville jail by slipping hack sitws! into their cells. When the sherifTfT heard that such a delivery would be attempted he had the jail surrounded with a strong guard. Despite this precaution seven hack saws were found concealed in chewing gum stuck on the iron bars or on the prison walls. According, to the police, Smith had a friend in j the jail whom he was trying to release. Miss Anna Lou Murrah is attending a house party at Port Motle. Miss TiOuisc Whisenant is spendim; liAf inn in Ili.twlnpom.vil'o ovJ * Asheville. , V--F In Egypt in Roman times it wa-i custom to pnt on tho top of the coflin | a model of the head of tho person who was buried in it. The Literary Digest's prohibition i poll would indicate that many nre vot-1 ing as they drink.?Washington Post, j -1 ' -1 -JWITH MINERS RETUR COAL SHORTAI SENATE APPROVES DUTIES ON DYES Washington, Aug. IT.?Tariff duties on dyes and other coal tar products, which were declared by opponcnts to be equivalent to an em uM'bv) "wiv a^iiuvtu bUUl&WV Uy 144V senate, 08 to 23. Republicans and Democrats .split on the issue, seven Republicans opposing the incrcusci lutes and five Democrats supporting them. The new duties proposed by Senator Din sum (Republican) of New Mexico are based on American instead of foreign valuation?an option framers of the tariff had desired '.o leave to the president?and are: On coal tar dye intermediates it) 1-2 cents per pound and 75 per cent ad valorem; in id ace of the old rates jf 7 cents and 50 per cent; and on l.nished dyes and coal tar products 10 1-2 cents a pound and IK) per cent instead ol' 7 cents and Oil per cent. Senators Droussavd, Jones of Now Mexico, Meyers, Kansdell, and Sheppard were the Democrats who voted I'ui the amendment. Senators Capper, Kcilogg, Keyes, I unroot, Moses, Mi v.li; : i y and Smoot (Republicans) voted 'ainst it. A i d call followed a sharp d bate in whn h-Chairman Wadsworth of the military committee presented u letter from Secretary Weeks urging extension of the dye control act now 1.: force, declaring that "no ordinary tariff can prevent the destruction of the Ameiican dye industry which will thereby cripple the whole organic L-hemical industry." Few other changes in the administration tariff bill were made today and tonight by the senate in the final Jrivo to clean up individual amendments. When the senate recessed at a late hour work on the measure in the committee of the whole had been started on the last stage of its final roll call, the senate eliminated from the bill retaliatory provisions relating to wood pulp and newsprint paper, which are on the free list. Under the provision the president would have been authorized to impose a dut;. of ten percent on these material? imported from countries, dependencies and provinces which imposed my evport tax or other restriction 0.1 their eypr g ?ion. In addition the president \V*,;.ld have added the amount of the export tax so imposed. par!:r, of Union Fav"* Marketing Plan Union, :: C.. August 18, 1922. We, the undersigned banks of Union, S. C., realizing that the present methods of selling farm products are Lin sound, uneconomical aiul untair i> the farmer; , ,9 \nd, kno\vin,r th//~ which I . . already been hf-w^J/ed by th I'inii growers i I ?';,i fornia; the Buvl> y tob;.ir> at Kentucky; tht cotton growers of Te\a-\ Oklahoma, ?' : -iof! and A'i ' a and the P ! ..'< <> ? rower <>l' tan own slate, We are glad to etslor-c the ooopi rati o marketing method of selling t ti at. and believe, if properly managed, The South Carolina Cotton Growers Cooperative Marketing Association will l e able to handle cot to t more economically than under the present system, and he able to secure to the grower a fair price for his product. The Bank of Union, By ('. C. Sanders, Cashier. Nicholson f> ink & Trust Co., By M. Moore, Cashier, Farmers Bank <Kr Trust Co., By C. K. Morgan, Cashier. Citizens National Bank, ' By It. P. Morgan, Pres. Weather Conditions Prevent Flight Norfolk, Aug. 18.?-Adverse weath or eondili. n* of North Carolina eonr-1 delayed the start of Sampeio C arrow from Mantco, N. C., on the second ley of the flight from Mew York to lira zil. The pilot decided to await a he. tor line of metoorlniricn I nrosnee's. Shot to Death and Robhed of Payroll Baltimore, Aug. IS.?William B Noirs, secretary and treasurer 01 liieks, Tase & Norrir., Inc., builders v as he* ' > d.ath in the park at Mad ison avenue bv unidentified ban. dits, and was robbed of the company'; payroll of approximately $7,000 Frederick Kuethe, the bookkeeper who was accompanying Morris, wa.beaten into insensibility. Miss Lizzie Homes is visiting relp. tives in Spartanburg. MING TO WORK IE MAY BE AVERTED | Washington, Aug. 17 (By tfife Associated Press).'?Burly resmofltion . of coal production in the union fieldcovered by the Cleveland agreemsn' 1 was looked today by administration officials to avfcrt fuel troubles throughout the country next winter. If the miners in those lields return lo work within the next few days, . Secretary Hoover declared, there .should be no serious shortage of coal | during the winter. Production of approximately 10,000,000 tons of co il ' weekly mude up of about four-fifths bituminous and one-iifth anthracite i will be needed, according to Federal j Distributor Spencer. Even with adequate production, M r. Hoover asserted, action by congresv. il! be necessary to enable federal price control temporarily and to facilitate the distribution of anthracite and to supply the needs of tl.c . oi tInvest. V i.h the resumption of mining," ! r: id. "tlic price situation will be .cickly o'.er. While there will be c.ino con rol ul' distribution and i i ice: no essary, the matter wi.l uU'\ udjurl it elf." Collapse of the fair price agree . cuts nu de with producing operators, however, wh"M the union mines r. svur.ed | roduction was indicated bv Mr. Hoover. There would be then 75 ?>r Sti districts, he said, to ho d ; ,<i line, as to price by voluntaiy mean.- which would be an "infeasiblc i ichiiic" considering the dilliculty oxI lien cd with the mine? now in the 1 ice agreements.' Ncveitlioless, Mr. Hoover, declared, the results of the fair pi tee agree. ents thus far have constituted a "remarkable showing" \\itn 70 p< v cent of coal now moving being handled under the established maximums of from $2.20 to $2.75 a ton. l'iliiculty in the price situation, he asserted, arose from the other 30 per cent which gave rise to the charges j c i p: of.teering, while operators ob serving the agreements were passirg up fiom ?8 to $10 on every ton of coal sold. I ^^n^rge|^ypriee control legislatic n to congrosf tomoi'row would apply ; enly to coal moving in interstate commerce, in the opinion of the commerce . secretary. According to the 1 rst advice at hand, he contended, the federal authority can not extend to coal transportation within the states and the control of speculation, and the prices charged by wholesalers and retailors on intrastate sales would be rp to the state authorities. State authorities, he believed, r mile! have the power to regulate < -.r.l p i*cs during the emergency, if h- federal government tion .lly "ave the states the f. ;t: ' k to buiid upon. He advoac l the opinion that the federal government could control prices chained oy the opeiators in interstate i .r.1.1 m? e and couid "deliver i .1 v i the state line at fair prices," i f 'i hi. h the price problem would 1 _> one r r the states I "evict !<>r toeing coal prices b* t.-dcial '.reiicies Mr Huovei believed, <. oul.t I left to congress but he gave the .it',, essioti ih.it early action upon fuel h ' 'slat ion was excepted. Re .I)>i; I 111?i II? anthracite pl'oduf ' . ill, l.c do should provide for 'hi* needs of tin' nation's homes during tiu* winter. It ought to be possible, he said, to protect the householder, If minir." is resumed at an early date, through a system of priority orders which would insure sufficient hard coal for homes in advance of anthrneite supplies for industry. Captain Miller Arthur, almost an old St. Matthews boy, is back to bin 'second home," as he cals it, for a visit.. lie is looking fine and happy as a dune bride. For two years on the battleship, Utah, he has spent 111 months of the time touring Europe as captain in the U. S. Marine Corps. He h s "o days' leave. Upon his return to Washington he will be made r.n aide at the White House and will serve as aide de camp to the majorgeneral-commandant of the Marine n _ i 1 1 ?:n- * * im i'j*. rs? r.anusome ami, wunai, so i sensible, affable and level headed, ho : is eminently fitted to perform in the spot-light of Washington's semi-royalty. We congratulate him and wish him all the good fortune imaginable. ?Calhoun Times. | Southern Making Headway Recruiting Skilled Mechanic* J F| Washington, Aug. 18.?President , Harrison of the Southern Railway an nounced that his road was making . headway recruiting skilled mechanic* * for its shops from points outside of . its own territory. . | ?? t Dr. Edwin S. Reaves and family . have returned from a delightful motor trip to Marion, Dillon and other - places. Dr. Reaves supplied the pulpit at Myrtle Beach on last Sunday.